Though this might be viewed as a question of simple fashion, it seems that we’ve found something far more complicated. While Thor and Odin show up quite a symmetrical fashion on their costumes, Loki’s have a tendency to be more asymmetrical. The whole thing was discovered by someone in Tumblr who noticed that the sleeves of Loki’s shirt in Thor the Dark World in jail were different, and that the difference in pattern point at the “blue arm,” the one that makes him know that he is a Jotun.
If we take a closer look to Loki’s fashion, we’ll discover that he has more than one outfit in each of the films. In Thor he has symmetrical and asymmetrical garments. While his combat outfit and King outfit are symmetrical, his “casual” garments are asymmetrical and resemble what his normal outfit will be from the Avengers onwards. Continue reading
Time ago I wrote an article arguing that Loki and Thor represented the Geek and the Jock in the movies. Recently Marvel Comics has confirmed that theory in a very direct and visual way. In Loki Agent of Asgard we can see Loki presented with geek traits:
- He can hack computers easily. This means that he can code.
- We can see him playing video games while talking with the All-Mother. We can assume that he was playing games when the All-Mother entered the system to talk to him.
- His earthly fashion resembles that of a geek. Double sleeves is what we usually see in other geeky TV characters, like Sheldon Cooper in the Big Bang Theory. He usually wears double sleeves, a T-shirt, or shirt, what seems to be jeans, socks with stripes or black socks. This is the image of the cool geek.
- We can spot a shelf plenty of books in his appartment. These can be simple books, computer ones, or even comics. Geeks are highly educated, so it is no surprise to find also books in Loki’s apartment.
- We can also find a poster of the comics Thor in his apartment. From here we could deduce that he likes to read comics.
As Norse Mythology tells us, one day, Loki had an affair with Svaðilfari, and so they had a nice baby, the eight-legged horse Sleipnir. (Well, it was actually Loki who gave birth to Sleipnir, and the real myth isn’t as romantic.) Sleipnir happened to be the best of all horses. What’s more, he was Odin’s gorgeous horse.
If you want more information about this affair, and all the ins and outs about eight-legged horse birthing, please read the Prose Edda, and/or fetch a Norse Mythology book 🙂
We’ll start analyzing a little bit the psychology of Loki. He is a very complex character, and he does look like he is crazy. However, he is more complex than that. What if he got that way just by his environment and just using his survival skills? What if he was too sensitive and the Asgardian environment was the soup to make him that way?
We’ll start with the first Thor movie where we can see Loki as a baby, kid, and youngster. Let’s take a look to the baby Loki.
Loki was a tiny baby, for being a giant, and was left to freeze till death. However, Odin found him. The baby reacted to Odin, appealing, not to be thrown away. This “appeal” is inherent to all babies. They cry out in distress (and their cries make you mad, really, so mad that you have to do something to please them). Odin, brought the baby back to Asgard from Jotunheim, and decided to adopt it. So, him and his wife, Frigga, would be Loki’s new parents.